Our two favorite food writers, Michael Ruhlman and Anthony Bourdain, have teamed up for a food event so punchily delightful that we must bring it to your attention. Ruhlman and Bourdain have announced their plans to hold the Golden Clog Awards at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in February. The awards will “honor” chefs in such categories as “The Rocco” (worst career move by a talented chef) and “The Fergus” (best achievement in offal). Hilariously, the SB festival is run by the Food Network, which makes Bourdain and Ruhlman’s lampooning of food personalities even funnier.
We have a few of our own categories that we’d love to see featured. To wit:
•The Paula for outstanding achievement in butter, y’all
•The Sandra for least visually appealing food porn
•The Eric for a chef who manages to retain dignity after appearing on a reality show
•The Jean-Georges for best chef-written blog
Do you have any suggestions for other Golden Clog categories? Leave them in the comments!
[Photo: Michael Ruhlman]